The Home Field Advantage Program provides a game plan for students, parents, and teachers to empower today’s youth. It provides he resources and insight to develop the mindset and foster the environment needed for young people to thrive academically and socially in today’s ever-changing complex world.


Phil Pederson, Speaker and Academic Consultant
Phil “Coach” Pederson
Speaker &
Academic Consultant
Phil Pederson brings a unique perspective to helping today’s youth prepare for life.

His 16 year education career included teaching 4th grade and several years teaching advanced placement classes at the high school level. In addition to teaching, Coach Pederson was a head wrestling coach for 15 years and a freshman volleyball coach for 12 years.

  As a coach preparing athletes for battle on the mat or teacher preparing students for an AP exam, Coach Pederson addresses the need to develop the mental toughness kids need. However, being demanding and setting high expectations are futile efforts with one key element: the expression of unconditional love and support.

  Coach Pederson has developed what a former student athlete describes as “WAY good insight” into what today’s kids need from their teachers and parents.


  • Prepare children to control their destiny.
  • Develop self-discipline, grit, & focus.
  • Follow a proven system to improve academic success.
  • Excel in time management.

Love & Support

  • Become a partner not a persecutor.
  • Give the support children honestly want & need.
  • Develop a relationship that will decrease alcohol & drug abuse.
  • Create a motivating environment.
“Coach Pederson’s presentation last night was one of the best school functions I have ever attended! Not only does he understand our kids and the issues that face them but he cares!” – Jayne Montes, Parent

Balance of Empowerment and Love and Support


I would love to come present to your parents and staff at your school, church, or other social organization. Please contact me to schedule a date:

Phil Pederson, 15-year Educator, Coach, Speaker, and Entrepreneur

(512) 565–6895

I’m pretty sure I have never been so moved at a school sponsored presentation. It actually exceeded my high expectations.”

Mike Lydle (Teacher & Parent)

Phil presented a balanced support guide for parents to utilize with their children. His session was engaging and thought-provoking.”

Susan Johnson (Teacher & Parent)

I would highly recommend this program to anyone who cares for or works with today’s youth.”

Misty Flynn (MA, LSSP, Nationally Certified School Psychologist Licensed Specialist in School Psychology)